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Your Aging Pet

Did you know that veterinarians consider dogs or cats to be middle-aged when they are five to seven years old, and that after that, they are "senior" pets? For large breed dogs, middle age may be about four or five.

Even though their aging processes are accelerated, pets can live healthy lives into old age. But owners must be aware that, like humans, cats and dogs are prone to diseases of the elderly: arthritis, diabetes, eye and dental problems.

But there are ways to ensure that pets age in a healthy way, according to veterinarians. Some guidelines:

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Here are Web links for more information to help you keep manage your pet's senior years:

Updated September 2013
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